World-Improving Research and Creativity

Students will develop expertise in mathematics or science education by studying and engaging in research on how students think and learn in these content areas. This high-quality program prepares candidates to engage in interdisciplinary collaborations and research.

About Our Program

The STEM Education area of emphasis prepares educators to pursue higher education careers or leadership positions in mathematics or science education. Specializations include:

  • Elementary mathematics education (K-8)
  • Secondary mathematics education (7-12)
  • Elementary science education (K-8)
  • Secondary science education (7-12)

Candidates will develop expertise in mathematics or science education by studying and engaging in research on how students think and learn in these content areas. This high-quality program prepares candidates to engage in interdisciplinary collaborations and research. It allows candidates to work collaboratively with faculty to develop an individualized program of study based on their area(s) of interest. This program is flexible for both the working professional and full-time students. Graduate assistantships and financial aid may be available.

The STEM Education area of emphasis is guided by the general framework found in the Doctoral Program in Education Application Manual. The manual provides general information about doctoral concentrations offered in the College of Education. This page will provide you with specific information that is unique to the STEM Education strand.

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Admission Deadlines

The College of Education & Human Development has application deadlines for Spring (November 15). Students wishing to apply for a graduate assistantship for Fall semester must apply for the Ph.D. program and the college graduate assistantship by February 1. Applications for Fall will continue to be reviewed up to July 15.

Program Information

Looking for a Graduate Assistantship?

The College of Education & Human Development has a limited number of Graduate Assistantships for full-time students admitted to masters or doctoral programs.

Graduate Assistantship

Program Faculty

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Teruni Lamberg
Teruni Lamberg, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator, Associate Professor of Elementary Mathematics Education (K-8)
(775) 682-7533
WRB 3121
4600
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
David Crowther
David Crowther, Ph.D.
Professor of Science Education, Executive Director of the Raggio Research Center for STEM Education
(775) 682-7532
WRB 3120
4600
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Elizabeth Xeng De Los Santos
Elizabeth Xeng De Los Santos, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Secondary Education
(775) 682-7520
WRB 3113
4600
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Leping Liu
Leping Liu, Ph.D.
Professor of Quantitative Methods & Learning Sciences
(775) 682-5511
WRB 4056
4600
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Robert J. Quinn
Robert J. Quinn, Ed.D.
Professor of Mathematics Education, Co-Director NevadaTeach
(775) 682-7526
WRB 3112
4600
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Lynda Wiest
Lynda Wiest, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics Education and Educational Equity
(775) 682-7868
WRB 3079
4600